Many of the buildings around this ‘Pombaline’ style square are of historical and cultural interest. These include: the town fountain, the town church (“Our Lady of Life”), the Town Hall and the house of the Counts of Sobral. They are all 19th century. Of note from the beginning of the 20th century are the bandstand and the statue of the doctor and republican, Eugénio Dias.
This location was also the setting for the fiercest skirmish between the allied and the French armies along the Lines of Torres Vedras – the Battle of Sobral. On October 12th 1810, the town was taken by enemy forces after several hours of fighting, street by street and house to house, which resulted in about 100 casualties in total.